Verona Edges Dayton Girls Soccer out of the NJSIAA Tournament 3-2

The tradition - Shake hands after the game Credits: Chip Dickson
Carina Servello scores second goal Credits: Chip Dickson
Sophie Pleva on offense Credits: Chip Dickson
Caitlynn McTernan after her crossing shot was converted into a goal Credits: Chip Dickson
Jordyn Sievert making one of her many saves Credits: Chip Dickson
At midfield Credits: Chip Dickson
Back on offense Credits: Chip Dickson
Battling for the ball Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The surprising run in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 Tournament by the tenth seed Jonathan Dayton Bulldogs girls soccer team came to an end Monday afternoon when they lost a hard fought match 3-2 to eleventh seed Verona High School.

The first half was scoreless with both teams not being able to complete some good scoring opportunities.  Verona broke the deadlock with a goal at the 33 minute 30 second mark of the second half.  They followed up with another goal an extended their lead to 2-0.

Dayton clawed back with two goals by Carina Servello.   Her first goal came when she converted a crossing shot from Caitlynn McTernan for a goal.  She tied the game by scoring on a penalty kick at the nine minute 35 second mark.  Verona responded with a goal at the eight minute mark.  

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The Bulldogs goalie Jordyn Sievert had a very active day in the net, especially in the second half when Verona’s offense seemed much more aggressive.

After the game, Dayton’s Coach Matt Lynch said, “This was a great season and something and we can build on it.  I am very proud of this team and thank the seniors for their leadership.”

The seniors are Sophie Pleva, Jessica Micolta and Justine Ventistette.

For the season Dayton was 10-10-2. is Springfield’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPSpringfield.

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